News Briefs

May 19, 1997

News Briefs


Conference Announcements

News Briefs


10th Annual Federal Quality Conference

Get more information on this special conference and download a brochure and registration forms from our special conference section.

U.S. Navy International Logistics Symposium

Secretary of the Navy John H. Dalton will be a guest speaker at a three-day International Logistics Symposium sponsored by the Navy International Programs Office in conjunction with the American Society of Naval Engineers, July 14-16, 1997, at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Crystal City, VA. Representatives from government, industry and foreign nations will meet to exchange ideas and review exhibits on a variety of logistics topics related to the Navy's Foreign Military Sales program. For program information contact NAVSEA (703) 602-9000.

The following news summaries are from OPM AM, the daily newsletter of the Office of Personnel Management. OPM AM is available on OPM Mainstreet, the agency's electronic bulletin board, at 202-606-4800.

**TSP OPEN SEASON**The Thrift Savings Plan Open Season began last week and ends July 31. During this time, you may begin contributing to the TSP, change the amount of your TSP contributions, or allocate TSP contributions to your account among the three investment funds. To get more information and download the forms you will need, click here.

THE FEDERAL DIARY-"The Office of Personnel Management will tell agencies this week that early retirement authority due to expire Sept. 30 for most agencies has been extended through Dec. 31 (The Washington Post).

AIDS RESEARCH--President Clinton announced plans to create an AIDS vaccine research center at the National Institutes of Health (The Washington Post, A7).

TRAINING--The USDA graduate school has announced an annual awards program--the Deming Outstanding Training Award--to recognize agencies that have implemented training programs that are dedicated to excellence, innovation and results in federal sector training (USDA Graduate School News Release).

AIR FORCE PILOT--First Lt. Kelly Flinn, the United States' first female B-52 pilot, says she will face a court-martial if she would not be honorably discharged (The Washington Times, A3).

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